LIFETIME DOG TAGS FOR ANIMAL REGISTRATIONS
Council today moved that as of 1 July 2017, all new dog registrations and dog registration renewals will receive a lifetime dog tag at the time of registration or renewal. The new lifetime tags are designed to be environmentally friendly and make the registration process easier for dog owners. Mayor Tom Gilmore said that dog owners will still pay annual registration fees as normal each June, but won’t need to replace tags every year and will have the convenience of keeping the same tag number for the entire life of the dog.
“The tag must be worn by the dog at all times. This tag will assist the return of your dog in the event that it becomes lost,” Cr Gilmore said.
If the dog’s lifetime tag is lost or damaged, a replacement tag can be obtained at Council’s Customer Service Centre.
Council also adopted a new set of fees and charges for animal management, local laws and environmental health. Registration fees are used for providing animal management related services to the community including animal management staff dealing with emergencies, pound facilities, educational and other animal-related activities.
Mareeba Shire Council continued to carry out routine maintenance of parks and gardens, as well as infrastructure works over the past month.
Iluka Street Upgrade: Works to widen and seal Iluka Street, Mareeba were completed last month. The project included the reconstruction and sealing between Peters and Lerra Streets including, several driveway upgrades and the installation or replacement of kerb and channel.
Lawson Street Footpath Extension: Construction of the footpath extension on Lawson Street, Mareeba was completed last month. The project saw the continuation of the footpath on Lawson Street, Mareeba between Downs Street and Lyons Street.
Walsh Street Dimbulah: Improvements to Walsh Street Dimbulah were completed earlier this month. Works included 104m gravel re-sheet, 4.5m wide from the end of the existing bitumen.
Ray Road Mareeba: Residents living on Ray Road, Mareeba are being asked to be patient while works are carried out to improve the busy road. The extent of works consists of widening and seal along Ray Road to 9m from Agius Crescent and George Fabris Road and match new formation to existing driveways / drive crossings. Work commenced at the start of this month and will take approximately eight weeks to complete, weather permitting.
WORKS FOR QUEENSLAND
Mareeba Shire Council received a grant of $3.8M for a range of projects from the Queensland Government and 20 projects were identified. The first of these involving works on Walsh Street Dimbulah have been completed and two kerb to kerb roadwork projects in Mareeba will be completed in the next week.
Mayor Tom Gilmore welcomed the funding announcement saying residents in the Shire will benefit significantly from the extensive list of planned projects.
“These projects would not have been possible to achieve without the Government’s generous support,” Cr Gilmore said.
“The recognition by the Queensland Government is deeply appreciated, and we are moving very quickly indeed to add these projects into our works program, so we maximize the benefit in job creation and create convenience to the community.”